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Chinese Alchemy in Fiction and Nonfiction
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Spiritual Symbols - Nataša Pantović Nuit

The Secret of the Golden Flower

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What is Alchemy?

The Secret of the Golden Flower

Chinese Alchemy


qian_kun 13th century Chinese Alchemy

The ancient science of alchemy still influences the contemporary spiritual theories, and stays shaping the spiritual philosophies of our time. 

The whirlpool of its magic at one point became madness for the alchemists who tried to decipher its secret language of symbols and signs, and for the ones who managed to just bath in the beauty of its images, it stayed full of blessings.  The desire to knock on the door that promises eternal life and eternal youth returns through centuries to haunt the alchemists with their quest to know the lapis philosophorumthe philosopher's stone - the legendary alchemical substancecapable of turning base metals into gold.


Chinese Alchemy, Secret of Golden Flower - Merge of Male and Female Energy

It is the merge of male and female that fascinates us so much, it is the White Queen and the Black King that unite to give a birth to a child that is perfect and immortal.  It is  Yin and Yang that when circling in perfect harmony create balance and harmony within a Human Being, on Earth and in Universe.

It is Male that is our Collective Consciousness, that is Sun, Reason, Science, Law & Order.

It is Feminine that is symbolised by Moon, or Earth, that is the Ocean of our Collective Sub-Conscious, it is our Dream Consciousness, our shadow existence, trance, dragon and the snake, siren and medusa, that is Life that creates and destroys itself.

Source: www.artof4elements.com/entry/79/the-secret-of-the-golden-flower
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review 2016-07-24 00:00
Bird Magic: Wisdom of the Ancient Goddess for Pagan and Wiccans
Bird Magic: Wisdom of the Ancient Goddes... Bird Magic: Wisdom of the Ancient Goddess for Pagan and Wiccans - Sandra Kynes Beautiful, enchanting, magical. It's this and much more Bird Magic by Sandra Kynes published by Llewellyn Publications.

It's a powerful story of the Bird Goddess and the meaning of birds for culture all along the centuries. A wonderful study very appreciated by me, because it touched the most important cultures, from Greek to Latins passing through Egyptians, Celts, and many more other cultures.

What you can find in the book? Without to discovering too much of course this one is a book for a true believer. Believer of what? Of course of the power of the Bird Goddess and the messages able to be communicated by birds during our life.

The bird as goddess has always been represented in ancient times starting from the Prehistoric, Neolithic, when in caves men and women loved to represent little figurines of a Bird Goddess. With the time also The Egyptian with Isis gave to this Goddess the shape of a bird, like also Greek and other remarkable old cultures as the Indian one or the Celtic culture where the raven the crow and the eagle the God Lugh. Later Christianity represented with a dove symbol of peace the bird. Why all this interest for Bird?

Because substantially a bird has always been read as magical by man. A bird is able to flying, a characteristic unknown by man. We can fly thanks to airplanes, but we are not free to go where we would want to go just by ourselves.
A bird can goes in many places seeing the world under a complete and different aspect. A bird is a messenger. Remember when people used to send letters through pigeons?

Shamanism loved to use birds for traveling between the world. Many cultures loved to wearing also pieces of birds' bones (and feathers)because it was known that the force of bones could be renewed wearing them. A sparkle of the force the divine bird had had could sparkle also into a man.

I also remember Romans loved to watch birds for good luck. Romolo and Remo followed this tradition. Romolo would have become the first King of Rome as predicted by birds.

Wonderful reconstruction of all the old history of the Bird Goddess, later Kynes explains how to keep cheerfully close to us and in our garden or backyard birds. Feeders, a good attitude, will help birds to stay close to us, in particular if they notice that we are friendly. Of course nesting houses can also be helpful. It's important not just leaving food to birds during the winter-time but also during spring and summer time.

Prayers and altars for divination can of course be added for invoking the spirit of the Bird Goddess.

We all know the big tradition of hunting eggs and decorate them during the Easter Time. A joy for all family and in particular for little children.

An egg can also be decorated as a talisman, Sandra explains for various purposes like to attracting abundance. The author will explain also the history and tradition of decorating eggs.

What is an egg? An egg means fertility, potential life. An egg reminds us to the mystery of life, it's arcane. It creates questions without answers: the chicken was born before the egg? Dinosaur laid eggs. Who was born before? The dinosaurs or the eggs?
It's a mystery.

Birds are helpful for establishing a good connection with the other world and with the Bird Goddess.

Birds imagines put also in graves of children. Owls in particular had the role of protecting the dead one during his/her trip in the Other Dimension and at the same time as help for the people still alive of that family in pain.

Lilith the Divine Owl symbol of death and rebirth.

Many rituals for trying to attract the power of Bird Goddess.

The power of three as a number another wonderful chapter that I am sure will intrigue all of you in an esoterical trip that will clarify and will explain why during the centuries the number three has always been considered the perfect number for excellence.

Many exercise for visualize your bird guide.

A long portion of the book will explain you all the meaning of the most common birds and how you can use their power for attracting their potentialities.

I picked up the owl because it's two years I have owls in my barn.These year three little owls, their name Johnny, Alice and Joe, and two years ago, Gustavo.

The owl as explains very well the author is symbol of what it is unknown in the world. An owl is symbol of clairvoyance. An owl will see before us what it will happen and will prepare us. The force of the obscurity able to let see to them also the unknown, putting a clear connection and a bridge between these two worlds and dimensions, between light and obscurity, known and unknown, present and future.

An owl can be symbol of death but also or rebirth .

When I tell you that I suggest you warmly this book it's because your money will be very well spent.

Not only there is a complete list of American birds, but there is the entire story of the Bird Goddess and the meaning of birds for all the ancient and recent cultures, and trust me when I tell you that, accurate, serious and profound.

A bird is not a just a bird. A bird is a messenger of God, of the Divinity of our superior Force, because we are not alone.
A bird means always something. If a bird will stop by close to you just listen.
Some news are waiting for you!
Thanks so much Netgalley.com!

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review 2015-10-11 16:37
Confucius from the Heart: Ancient Wisdom for Today's World
Confucius from the Heart: Ancient Wisdom for Today's World - Yu Dan

For the last three days, I have been away to my favourite spot by the sea.

After reading “The seeker of well-being” I felt a deep inner silence that told me I needed a break; to unite with myself, to decide how best to handle the conflicts I have now, in my personal and professional lives. Now I am back to town, all renewed. Ready to face the challenges of life.

I find Confucius the best in Chinese Wisdom.

If you don't have the time to read the whole book, read at least the two chapters called "The way of Friendship" and "The way of Ambition".

They radically changed my way of looking at friendship and ambition; I've been a lot happier since. The stuff may sound like common sense, but so easy to set aside, and move on like a bulldozer.

Also, what's great about this book is: it teaches subtly, without putting us down.

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url 2014-09-12 07:19
Four books that led Lachlan Dale to work for Amnesty
A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide - Samantha Power
Walden - Henry David Thoreau
The Trial of Henry Kissinger - Christopher Hitchens
The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World (CBC Massey Lecture) - Wade Davis

I have not read any of the four books. But as I would suspect, if some books make you think and lead you to do good, these books would probably be good books. 


I would trust Christopher Hitchens books, so that would be my first pick. 


"Have there been any important books that have changed how you live your life? I’d love to hear about them."

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review 2013-09-17 00:00
The Wisdom of Hypatia: Ancient Spiritual Practices for a More Meaningful Life - Bruce J. MacLennan okay, maybe not quite what I thought it was going to be about but hey, I'm up for it. Sometimes the greatest wisdoms lie where one least expects it.To learn more, visit the book's webpage.Uncorrected proof sent through from Llewellyn Worldwide LtdRemember, philosophy is a way of life, not an accomplishment.REVIEW IN PROGRESS
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